July 23, 2014
GMCW Announces New Sales Representation in Central U.S.
GMCW added The Yes Group to its network of independent manufacturers’ reps.
FoodServiceWarehouse.com to Open Kansas City Distribution Center
FoodServiceWarehouse.com (FSW), an e-commerce-based foodservice equipment and supplies distributor, will locate a new distribution center in Kansas City, Mo. This represents the online dealer’s first location outside its home state of Colorado and it will open this fall.
This Week in Foodservice: Casual Restaurant Sales Still Weak, McDonald’s Biggest Competition and Much More
This week we report on some preliminary findings of what operators think about the proposed Sysco/US Foods merger, share Malcolm Knapp’s thoughts about casual restaurant sales for the rest of the year, look at the success of Taco Bell’s breakfast program, compare Chick-fil-A to McDonald’s and a whole lot more.
Chain Profile: Taziki’s Mediterranean Café
Keith Richards took a loan against his house and his love of Greek food to create this rockin’ “fresh casual” chain.
CKE Names New President of International Division
CKE Restaurants Holdings, parent company of the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurant chains, promoted Ned Lyerly to president of its international division from executive vice president.
Chuck E. Cheese’s to Get New CEO
Thomas Leverton will become the new chief executive officer for CEC Entertainment, parent company of Chuck E. Cheese’s. He succeeds Michael Magusiak, who retired as president and CEO on June 2, 2014.
The Big Salad Names District Field
The Big Salad promoted Matt Zmudczynski to district field manager for the fresh, quick-food restaurant chain.